1. Post #1
    Tristanguy's Avatar
    March 2008
    20 Posts
    For some reason Vista Service Pack 1 won't install! I know the problem, there is an important update before I can install SP1. Right? That update WILL NOT INSTALL. I tried it from Windows Update, Microsoft site, and from various other sites. But the update still FAILS! The reason I'm so pissed about the SP1 is because: WITHOUT SP1 MY GEFORCE 9500GT DRIVER KEEPS STOP RESPONDING IN EPISODE 2 ENGINE GAMES!!! It PISSES ME OFF!

    Help me please!

    Specs:
    Budget:???

    Motherboard:Bio Star

    Processor:Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz

    Memory:2GB(PC 800)

    Hard Drive:120GB

    Video Card:GeForce 9500GT

    Operating System:Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit

    Sound Card:Sound Blaster Audigy 2

    Power Supply:400-500 watt

    Cooling:Fans(Really? :P)

    Monitor:CM700

    Browser:Firefox 3

    Computer Purpose:Gaming/Personal

    Brand Preference:???

    Miscellaneous:???
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  2. Post #2
    It would help to tell us the error code

  3. Post #3
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    MrDoctor's Avatar
    August 2006
    546 Posts
    Try installing new drivers, if those don't work you might have to contact microsoft support

  4. Post #4
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    Pandamobile's Avatar
    January 2009
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    How long have you had the PC running before attempting to install SP1.

    My friend's PC with x64 Home Premium wouldn't allow the SP1 to install either. He's had Vista about 4 months before attepmting to install it. We reinstalled Vista and installed the SP1 first thing and it worked flawlessly.

    Come to think of it, same thing happened to me too.

  5. Post #5
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    PvtCupcakes's Avatar
    May 2008
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    How long have you had the PC running before attempting to install SP1.

    My friend's PC with x64 Home Premium wouldn't allow the SP1 to install either. He's had Vista about 4 months before attepmting to install it. We reinstalled Vista and installed the SP1 first thing and it worked flawlessly.

    Come to think of it, same thing happened to me too.
    Happened to me too.

  6. Post #6
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    Panda X's Avatar
    August 2006
    9,806 Posts
    Had this happen to my virtual Vista. Had to run Windows Update and get everything. Worked afterwards. But yes error code would help.

  7. Post #7
    Tristanguy's Avatar
    March 2008
    20 Posts
    It would help to tell us the error code
    It's an unknown error.

    Code: 80073715

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  9. Post #9
    Tristanguy's Avatar
    March 2008
    20 Posts
    Windows Update:
    Clean the Windows Update cache.<- How?
    I don't know how to do that.
    Everything else I understand...

  10. Post #10
    Tristanguy's Avatar
    March 2008
    20 Posts
    Here's Some pictures:





  11. Post #11
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    Panda X's Avatar
    August 2006
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    Windows Update:
    Clean the Windows Update cache.<- How?
    I don't know how to do that.
    Everything else I understand...
    That's what those instructions were for.

  12. Post #12
    Tristanguy's Avatar
    March 2008
    20 Posts
    That's what those instructions were for.

    Ohhh. I tried it and it didn't work..

    As you can see I posted 2 pictures above.

    Note: I DO have UAC off and am on an administrator account.

  13. Post #13
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    Panda X's Avatar
    August 2006
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    Ohhh. I tried it and it didn't work..

    As you can see I posted 2 pictures above.

    Note: I DO have UAC off and am on an administrator account.
    I honestly don't think that would have anything to do with it. You could try enabling UAC and trying.

  14. Post #14
    Tristanguy's Avatar
    March 2008
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    I honestly don't think that would have anything to do with it. You could try enabling UAC and trying.
    But UAC has administrative problems.. I also hate restarting so many times too. Annoying. I ran CMD as Administrator (by right clicking it)

  15. Post #15
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    Panda X's Avatar
    August 2006
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    Did you try installing the update as a standalone or SP1's offline installer?

  16. Post #16
    JohnEdwards's Avatar
    July 2007
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    it this a legit copy

  17. Post #17
    Tristanguy's Avatar
    March 2008
    20 Posts
    Did you try installing the update as a standalone or SP1's offline installer?
    I tried both ways. Same error. I need that important update shown above to install SP1.



    it this a legit copy
    Yes it is.

  18. Post #18
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    August 2006
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    I tried both ways. Same error. I need that important update shown above to install SP1.




    Yes it is.
    Your best shot is to just spend hours googling because I'm all out of ideas.

  19. Post #19
    Tristanguy's Avatar
    March 2008
    20 Posts
    Your best shot is to just spend hours googling because I'm all out of ideas.
    Windows XP time? I don't have any XP discs.. And all my hard drives that host XP died... Fuck..
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    March 2009
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    Windows XP time? I don't have any XP discs.. And all my hard drives that host XP died... Fuck..
    its never XP time

    get windows 7.

  21. Post #21
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    July 2009
    3,134 Posts
    Im still running my Vista Ultimate without any SP.For one I wont install either,and 2 I run fine without it so I don't trip on it to much.
    I haven't had any issues with anything in 2 years Ive had it installed.When I build my next Rig next year I will put Windows 7 on it.

    Edit:Tried 5 times back in February but no luck

  22. Post #22
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    Yumyumbublegum's Avatar
    January 2009
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    its never XP time

    get windows 7.
    Look at the date.

  23. Post #23
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    March 2007
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    Yeah mine wont install one of the updates either. Its the code one for running things programed in c#, or something I can't recall what its called and I'm not at home to check. Just go to windows 7 there isn't a real way to fix such things that I can find (googled for days).:frown:

  24. Post #24
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    March 2009
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    Look at the date.
    oh, whoops.

    at least it was this year.